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not be tighter, president obama and republican challenger mitt romney squared off in florida this evening in the last presidential debate. our guides to what you need to know. >>> she moderated the vice presidential debate. he advised george w. bush before he took the stage. martha raddatz and matt dowd tell us who they think had the upper hand in a "nightline" report card. >>> and getting to know you. from coors light drinkers to hbo watchers, how presidential campaigns are using hyperpersonalized information about what you like to do, buy, and watch to try and win your vote. >> from the global resources of abc news, with terry moran, cynthia mcfadden and bill weir in new york city, this is a special edition of "nightline." one on one, the final presidential debate. >>> good evening. i'm terry moran. tonight, the highly anticipated final round as president barack obama and republican challenger mitt romney took the stage to go head to head in the last presidential debate. this is a crucial night, and it could tip the scales in a deadlocked race. a final side by side-comparison with just
race. the big questions now -- can obama's swing state firewall stand up to romney's momentum? how will hurricane sandy shake up the campaign? and with just nine days to go, could a final october surprise send this election into overtime? questions for our headliners. top obama adviser stephanie cutter and house speaker newt gingrich for romney. >>> plus, insight and analysis from our roundtable. george will, austan goolsbee, nicolle wallace, gwen ifill and andrew sullivan. >>> hello again. with just nine days to go, the october surprise is here. hurricane sandy, threatening a massive stretch of the u.s. from virginia to new england. all of the way to the great lakes. it's already caused both candidates to scramble their schedules. it will complicate both candidates' efforts to get their voters to the polls. we'll get into that, plus our latest abc news/washington post poll in just a moment. but, let's begin with sam champion from lower manhattan. he's following the track of sandy right now. good morning, sam. >> good morning, george. let me show you first, the satellite picture, w
years! >> when i become president -- >> after that ferocious second debate. >> not true, governor romney. not true. governor, you're the last person to get tough on china. >> the race is close, combative and completely up for grabs. >>> and now as the candidates make closing arguments, their biggest guns out in force. our big questions. did obama's comeback debate put him back in this race? can romtney knock him back down in tomorrow's face-off? >> what will be the final twist that determines this race? our headliners. chicago mayor and former white house chief of staff, rahm emanuel. and top romney ally, senator marco rubio of florida. >>> plus, insight and analysis from our powerhouse roundtable. with matthew dowd, ralph reed, van jones, debbie wasserman schultz and greta van susteren of fox news. >>> and we say farewell to governor mcgovern. >>> hello again. early this morning, we learned that george mcgovern, the first senator to oppose the vietnam war, democratic nominee for president in 1972, has passed away at the age of 90. we'll remember him later in the show. >>> but we begin w
obama, governor romney, already backstage at this moment. there are about 300 people in the audience there in boca raton, millions more watching from home and, george, every debate has changed the race. >> no question about it. round one, a big win for governor romney. president obama, scored a more narrow victory last week and tonight our abc/"the washington post" poll, what happens tonight will set the stage. >> we want to take a look because in the audience already, mrs. romney, mrs. obama. both of whom said they get more nervous than the candidates at these debates. >> a lot of pressure also on tonight's moderator, bob schieffer of cbs news. the third time he's moderated a presidential debate. the focus on foreign affairs from lynn university in boca raton, florida. >> good evening from the campus of lynn university here in boca raton, florida. this is the fourth and last debate of the 2012 campaign brought to you by the commission on presidential debates. this one is on foreign policy. i'm bob schieffer of cbs news. the questions are mine, and i have not shared them with the can
. >>> and, who won that debate between the first lady and ann romney? there was no debate. but try telling these folks. >> who do you think won the debate last night between ann romney and michelle obama? >> you won't believe their answers. >>> good evening on this sunday night from boca raton, florida, where the presidential candidates will hold their final debate, right here tomorrow night. and a new poll tonight shows just how high takes this final debate will be. we'll get to that in a moment. but we're going to begin here with that mass shooting in wisconsin. that left three people dead and four more injured. this is the scene tonight, outside that spa near a crowded shopping ball. police and first responders flooding the area, putting them all on lockdown, searching for the gunman who slipped away for a time, but the ap reporting tonight that the gunman's body has been found inside that spa. abc's alex perez is there in brookfield, wisconsin, tonight with the latest. >> reporter: what started out like any other quiet sunday morning in suburban milwaukee, within minutes, turned deadly
aura that they projected. mitt romney, what do you think? >> b minus. >> b minus. >> b. >> b minus, tough grade. >> tough grade. basically talking about peace all night i wondered what happened to the strength. some of the statements he said you can't kill your way out of this mess. i wondered what mitt romney was talking about from the mitt romney we used to know. >> what do you think? a b? >> a b. i thought he came across as some one you could see as president of the united states. that little litmus test he could. but he didn't come across as strong and assertive in my view. >> how did, obama do? >> i thought he was an a minus. >> a. >> a, you get -- you are a tough a? >> i have not given an a in this entire series of debates to anyone. i thought this was actually barack obama's best moment. and to me the commander-in-chief test and strong and decisive was actually the most important thing in the campaign. it's why mitt romney rose in the aftermath of the first debate. i thought the president came across that way. tll was a few instances i thought he came across a little aggress
you a brand-new poll, show you what governor romney did today and tell you where the president is now sleeping at night. >>> stocks plummet today, the biggest drop since june. why experts say brace yourself for a roller coaster few weeks. >>> energy drink. in the spotlight tonight, the death of this young woman raising questions. should some people never drink a lot of caffeine? >>> and wonder girl. what brand-new thing this child prodigy did that has even grown-ups going wild. >>> good evening. as we come on the air, the last debate is over, and 59 million of us watched. now the campaign is headed to your doorstep. president obama and governor mitt romney powering across the country. romney will hit five states in 48 hours. obama will travel to seven, and this razor thin race got even closer. every night we're going to bring you a brand-new abc news/"washington post" poll and tonight the candidates are separated. look at this. just 0.07%. that's about 91,000 people out of an estimated 140 voters in this country. 14 days to go. it's "your voice, your vote" and abc's david muir is in t
, but a debate storm is brewing. mitt romney seems to have some momentum, but our poll underscores a problem for him. a majority of likely voters continues to think a president romney would favor the wealthy rather than the middle class, 54%-33%. >> what he's selling is not a five-point plan. it's really just a one-point plan. folks at the top get to play with a different set of rules than you do. >> reporter: by contrast, 66% of voters think the president has done more to favor the middle class over the wealthy, and a majority says he better understands the economic problems people in this country are having, though some good news for romney. overall, he has a slight numerical edge in who voters trust to handle the economy. >> we cannot endure four more years, and that's why we're going to replace him in 18 days. >> reporter: the new poll highlights the largest gender gap we've seen yet in this election. the president has a 14-point lead among women. he's been fighting hard to keep them in his camp. >> when it comes to issues critical to women, governor romney wants to take us to policies m
look like this. the romney campaign wrestles tonight on the line for women. >>> proof of heaven? a brain scientist who says he now has proof that he's been to heaven. >>> and the mystery monkey nabbed tonight, after eluding every for years. the furry fugitive spotted in backyards. sneaking around the corner. what did he do that finally gave him away? >>> good evening. as we come on the air, all eyes are on hurricane sandy bearing down on jamaica right now and forcing florida to study the radar. a storm watch already in place. electrical companies on the east coast are taking precautions and millions of parents are wondering if this means a blustery halloween. what are the chances that this storm will hit the east coast? abc's senior weather editor sam champion tracking it for us tonight. >> reporter: hurricane sandy is pounding jamaica tonight with punishing 80-mile-an-hour winds and more than a foot of heavy rain. residents and tourists are hunkering down. after jamaica, the 18th named storm of the season will cut across cuba and the bahamas before expanding in size as it blows
also have fewer horses and bayonets. >> the president and mitt romney, both sure and steady in their final faceoff. the race, closer than ever. we're live in florida. >>> breaking overnight. just hours after a tearful vigil, the search for a missing new jersey girl ends. the discovery everyone ends. >>> a shutout and a soaker. the world series match-up is set, sealed during a pouring rain after one incredible comeback. >>> and brainy beluga. the white whale that taught himself to sound like a person. >>> good morning. i'm sunny hostin. paula faris is on assignment. >> good morning, everybody. i'm rob nelson. we begin this tuesday with the third and final presidential debate. a florida faceoff that had the candidates sparring over foreign policy issues. >> both of them hit the campaign trail in swing states with two weeks to go. brandi hitt is in boca raton. good morning, brandi. >> this is the final round in a very close race. for most of the night, it appeared president obama appeared to be on offense, as both candidates made their final pitches to the american people. pres
for senate calls rape pregnancy god's will. he's been endorsed by mitt romney, whose campaign fired back overnight. >>> bracing for sandy. the superstorm on the move right now. preparations well under way in the caribbean. >>> on the lookout for a killer shark. an expert surfer is the latest to be killed off the california coast. >>> and quick getaway. brazen thieves getting creative. an epidemic using horsepower to commit their crimes. >>> good morning, everybody. we begin this wednesday with a presidential race that is just about as close as it can be. the two candidates separated by a mere fraction of a percentage point. >> our new poll comes as president obama and mitt romney blitz the battleground states. and with just 13 days remaining, romney is working to distance himself from another republican's controversial new comments. abc's tahman bradley has the story. >> reporter: the presidential candidates are storming battleground states in a final sprint to election day. the romney campaign, riding a wave of momentum may have hit a bit of a snag, as another republican senate candidat
for christmas. >>> the election two weeks away. president obama and mitt romney are making their last pitch to voters now that the final presidential debate is over. katie marzullo joins us with a look at how well the candidates rated. >> reporter: candidates are back on the campaign trail hitting two states each today with only one percentage point between them, according to the latest poll. president obama arrived in delray beach, florida this morning telling voters that mitt romney can't be trusted. >> the president: his job plan doesn't create jobs. his deficit plan doesn't reduce the deficit, it adds to it. his foreign policy is from the 1980s. his social policies from the 19 50s. his chick policies are from the 1920s. -- >> reporter: for ryan more of the same attacks he heard in the debate that he says romney won. >> i think he guy a great job of articulating america's vision for a role in the world strong economy, strong america at home strong military and resolute and certain in defense of our values overseas. >> reporter: exchange over the military spurred one of the more memorable
. what happens when you take a hard core romney republican and make him watch the debate in a bar full of obama liberals? tonight, it is the great debate swap. >>> and, rod unplugged. that raspy voice, hits like "maggie may" made him one of the best-selling musicians of all time and he's setting the record straight about the women, the rumors and that famous head of hair. >>> good evening, i'm bill weir. what kind of person bullies a vulnerable child online? most parents with an internet connection realize how naive that question sound, in this age, and the relevant question is what kind of person ridicules a child's memory after she takes her own life? tonight a family doing just that, after a three years of hell that began with their 12-year-old a web cam and one bad decision. he >> reporter: this is 15-year-old amanda todd's desperate call for help. in this video of high school student details three years of torment, bullying and even she says, classmates beating her up. three weeks after posting the video on youtube, she committed suicide. since her death this video has viewed more
at about 400 dollars on start at about 400 dollars on sub hub about moving on. mitt romney turned the tables on tonight debate. focus was supposed to be foreign policy but the republican challenger kept bringing up the economy all night. >> political reporter mark matthews here with some of the highlights of this october surprise. >> after pushing the president on libya and iran and syria tonight mitt romney failed to show much difference between himself and the president on those issues. instead he turned the debate back to jobs. first surprise of the night? mitt romney bringing up osama bin laden before the president. >> i congratulate him on taking out osama bin laden and going after the leadership in al qaeda. >>reporter: he said what america needs is leadership but when challenged to say what he would do differently, he deferred. >> would you go beyond what the administration would do like for example would you put in no fly zone over syria. >> i don't want to have our military involved in syria. i don't think there's necessity to put our military in syria. >> what you ju
tickets start at about 400 dollars on start at about 400 dollars on sub hub about moving on. mitt romney turned the tables on tonight debate. focus was supposed to be foreign policy but the republican challenger kept bringing up the economy all night. >> political reporter mark matthews here with some of the highlights of this october surprise. >> after pushing the president on libya and iran and syria to tonight mitt romney failed to show much difference between himself and the president on those issues. instead he turned the debate back to jobs. first surprise of the night? mitt romney bringing up osama bin laden before the president. >> i congratulate him on taking out osama bin laden and going after the leadership in al qaeda. >>reporter: he said what america needs is leadership but when challenged to say what he would do differently, he deferred. >> would you go beyond what the administration would do like for example would you put in no fly zone over syria. >> i don't want milita military involved in syria. i don't think there's necessity to put our military in syria. >> what y
one, after taking shots on "the tonight show." mitt romney still riding that wave of momentum. >>> and campaign stop. photo bomb blowing up online. a stolen smooch, captured on camera. >>> and the call of the wild at work. an office intruder with a news crew there to record the crime. >>> good thursday morning, everyone. hurricane sandy has roared into cuba as a powerful category 3 storm, packing winds of up to 115 miles per hour. >> this is now a major story and a major storm. now, earlier, the very strong weather system brought heavy flooding to jamaica. residents reported seeing crocodiles caught in the rushing floodwaters. on top of that, one man was killed when a boulder fell on his home. and a woman in nearby haiti drowned. >> the effects being felt in south florida, where swimmers are being warned about dangerous rip currents and high waves. tropical storm conditions could be in effect by this time tomorrow. >> forecasters are warning that sandy could merge with a powerful cold front here in the u.s. >> they are calling it an atmospheric bomb, which could explode just i
sprint to election day as president obama and mitt romney are zigzagging through the country. they are trying their best to sway crucial women voters. >> the president is ahead with women, but romney is still holding his own,remarks from a politician that he continues to endorse. more now from abc's david muir. >> reporter: they're the words that have caused a firestorm from a senate candidate who just days ago put up this ad -- an endorsement from mitt romney. >> this fall i am supporting richard mourdock for senate. >> reporter: now that senate candidate reigniting a flash point. when asked in a debate if he supported abortion in race cases of rain, he said this. >> i came to realize life is a gift from god, i think even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape that it is something that god intended to happen. >> reporter: for mitt romney, though, it complicates his final push to appeal to more women voters. president obama leads among women. among the key group, romney is ahead by more than 20 points in our newest polls, increasing that number could be the key t
it is still a dead heat. governor romney with a one-point edge. and tonight, each man, trying to secure the most loyal voters that could carry them over the top. for the president, they're young. abc's jake tapper covers the white house. >> reporter: president obama has not taken questions from white house reporters since august, but today, he took them from mtv. >> what are you most worried about? malia getting her driver's license, malia going out on a date or malia being on facebook? >> i worry about facebook. dates? that's fine, because she's got secret service protection. >> reporter: in what seems an unprecedented full-on pop culture campaign, the president answered questions from readers of "us weekly" and appears on the cover of "rolling stone," in an interview where he described mitt romney as a bs-er. republicans charge, it all shows how this president is a frivolous celebrity, not a leader. but there he is on "jay leno." >> what's this thing with trump? >> reporter: at a rally with katy perry and on jon stewart. >> i am doing great. >> reporter: like the fabled thief who said
? >>> the presidential apology from mitt romney's oldest son after saying he wanted to slug the commander in chief. >>> another republican senate candidate faces controversy after comments on women and rape. >> welcome back. live doppler zoomed in on menlo park stock bridge road, selby lane better radar returns now light to moderate rain east palo alto had rain around university avenue latest radar sweep has moved on with that. eastside of san jose 880 here, 280, alum rock east capital expressway better radar returns. also on 87 near hp pavillion live shot, wet weather falling here just about anywhere you go this morning it has either rained, is raining or is about to rain the commute is going to be tough. warmer weather in the forecast. more news. >>> thank you. 6:14. republican senate candidate in indiana facing criticism from democrats this morning after his comments on women and rape. watch murdoch's response when he was asked last night whether abortion should be allowed in cases of rape or incest it >> i just, i struggled with it myself for a long time i came to realize life is a gift from g
>>> good morning, america. final faceoff. president obama and governor romney go head-to-head on foreign policy. a tough and tense debate. the president on offense. >> whether it's afghanistan, whether it's iraq, whether it's now iran, you've been all over the map. >> attacking me is not an agenda. attacking me is not talking about how we're going to deal with the challenges that exist in the middle east. >> and the line of the night that lit up online. >> well, governor, we also have fewer horses and bayonets because the nature of our military's changed. >> overnight polls say obama won. but will it determine this supertight race? >>> developing now. is a halloween hurricane headed for the east coast? tropical storm sandy, on track across jamaica to head north. will it become the perfect storm? >>> new warnings about caffeine-filled energy drinks. five deaths under investigation, including this 14-year-old. her parents say she died after drinking 2 large cans of monster energy in 24 hours. what the fda is doing now. ♪ >>> and times square is now "red" square. thousa
of the details. more importantly, how will mitt romney respond? he has to be open. on the other hand, israel through their ambassador already signaled they're not open to direct talks. romney has tried to align him closely with the government in israel. >> we have tons of millions of people watching the debates. do we expect this third one to be potentially as impactful given that it's number three and it's focused on foreign policy? >> hard to imagine that it will as much impact as that first debate that changed the dynamics. foreign policy, voters tend not to care about as much in their voting. on the other hand, this race is so close right now that everything matters right now. and finally, this is the last chance that both men have to speak to this many voters. watching tomorrow night. >> lot of people will tune in because, it's become reality tv. these two men are really at each other's throats. >> coming off of the ferocity of last tuesday's debate, they'll be sitting at a table and talking about foreign policy. romney has given a more moderate tone. i wouldn't be surprise if he looks
of the romney campaign. >> when mitt romney accused the president of going on an apology tour you said america had been dismissive and devicive. >> fact check, the apology tour label is misleading. the president never apologized. the closest was when he said the u.s. played a role in the 1953 overthrow of a democraticly elected government in iran. but mr. obama countered that mentioned by saying islamic revolution played it's own role in hostage taking and acts of violence. another was over romney claiming credit for high educational test scores when governor of massachusetts. >> republicans and democrats came together to put in place education principle that's focused on having great teachers in the classroom. >> but that was 10 years before you took office. >> massachusetts test scores were among the nation's highest before mitt romney took office. but what about the president's claim romney would have let u.s. auto maker goes belly up. >> if we had taken your advice we'd be buying cars from china. >> the president is wrong when he said romney favored letting auto companies go under. he want
extravaganza. we're going pull an all nighter. mitt romney trying to make a last minute pitch to undecided voters.. >> when elected we're going t to... we're going to replace obama care and take that $716 billion and put it back in medicare, writ belongs. >> the republican presidential nominee told a crown in reno they should consider their personal circumstances before voting. >> both presidential candidates doing their best to mug for cameras. there is a senate candidate who isn't happy about being the center of attention. mark matthews is here with that and other developments in this campaign. >> yes. he stepped in. republican senate candidate from indiana found himself in a starring role in an antiromney add. >> this fall i'm supporting richard murdock for senate. >> mitt romney endorsed richard murdock but that is before he said this. >> i believe life begins at conception, i think when even when live begins with a horrible situation of rape that is something god intended to happen. >> the senate candidate reiterated his belief abortions shoulding illegal for women who became pregnant
/"washington post" poll shows the two candidates close. governor romney with a three-point lead tonight. and 12 days to go before americans get to the polls. your voice, your vote. all roads are leading to one state, ohio. abc's david muir is there to tell us why. david? >> reporter: good evening, diane. as you know, ohio could be the key to the presidency. the president needs it to hold on, mitt romney needs it to make the map work. which is why both candidates are tailoring their message to ohio voters when they come to the buckeye state. and, of course, there's the ground game. tonight, we take you inside it all. here in ohio tonight, mitt romney spelling out where the stakes are the highest. o-h -- >> i-o! >> reporter: given the math, whoever wins the buckeye battle will almost certainly win the white house. the president mentioning ohio 16 times in one stop to date. >> two weeks, ohio. here in ohio. people of ohio don't forget. >> reporter: and part of the president's playbook here, a tailored message for ohio. >> if mitt romney had been president when the auto industry was on the verge of coll
withs lived up to their billing. >> we have gloria allred claim to have scoop on mitt romney and donald trump about president obama. right now it does not seem either assertion is getting much traction. >> i'm honored to have gotten him to release his long form ..g this morning on youtube via twitter trump revealed his supposed surprise. >> if barack obama opens up and gives his college records and applications and if he gives his passport applications and records, i will give to a charity of his choice, a check, immediately for five million dollars. >> reporter: the trump college comes on the same day gloria allred claim to have dirt on mitt romney she was in a boston courtroom this morning asking a judge to unseal the early 90s divorce case of staples' founder romney testified on behalf of -- she will not say why the report is damning, there are hints it has to do with money. >> romney is coming off another bump in the campaign trail in the end a senate candidate mourdock said he's opposed to abortion an even in the case of rape because the baby is god's intention. mourdock called a n
polls that have mitt romney pulling ahead a little bit including our own abc news/washington post poll. cracking 50% for the first time. then when you look in the critical battleground, particularly in ohio. you are seeing president obama maintain a lead. so there seems to be a firewall built around the state of ohio where the national trends, even things that are going on in other battleground. don't seem to be hitting home in ohio at least just yet. so that means we have the possibility of an electoral college winner who is different than the popular vote winner. it is becoming a more probability by the days. polls show romney getting more votes. president obama with the edge in the key battleground. >> real quick, why do you think the firewall exists in ohio? what is the there in that state? >> the state is different for a couple reasons. for one reason, the unemployment rate is different than actual rate. all arguments about the economy that mitt romney is making may have less resonance. the auto industry. about one in eight folks in ohio have a job somewhat tied to the auto indust
.m.. cornell better tphafrd, abc7 news. >>> president romney -- president obama and mitt romney -- excuse me, yes, i know. the president's is campaigning in florida and ohio today mr. romney will be in nevada and colorado as for last night's foreign policy debate most are giving the win to president obama. many are commenting on how much the two candidates were on common ground. they agreed on iranian sanctions and policies in syria, egypt and afghanistan. that did not stop jabs. >> i congratulate him on taking out osama bin laden. but we can't kill our way out of this mess. >> the president: i'm glad you recognize al-qaeda is a threat. a few months ago when you were asked what is the biggest geo political threat facing america, you said russia. >> when talking about trade with china they argued over united states jobs and auto industry. latest poll has president obama with a slim one point lead heading into the election. >>> a man in custody for beating an elderly woman nearly to death for no reason. it happened saturday afternoon at stockton and sacramento streets in chinatown in san franc
. >>> who americans believe won the third and final debate between president obama and mitt romney. >>> critics compare them to a actual strip search change coming to some airports th >>> welcome back. we continue to get drier especially in the heart of the bay into the north bay gilroy we still have showers this is going to move out of gilroy and head towards hollister in about 10 minutes, clipping eastern part as it moves into the central valley. more showers in the forecast, a few minutes away. >>> president obama and mitt romney will be back on the campaign trail today after squaring off in their third and final debate the two sat down with cbs anchor bob schieffer last night in boca raton, florida foreign policy dominated the conversation. mitt romney frequently turned toward the economy. stay with abc7 morning news, katie marzullo will break down the debate, including some of the night's heated moments. >> debate watchers took to social media to share their thoughts, twitter reports 6.5 million tweets during the debate, 7.2 million last week. among the most tweeted, we all lo
nine days away. fine out what president obama and mitt romney are doing as they start their final push. also, the latest on the nanny accused of killing two children in new york. where she sought help right before the murder. >> strong winds, flooding rains and powerful storm surge. sandy is really starting >> more details this morning about that nanny accused of killing two children in new york city. she has no criminal history but did recently seek psychiatric help. the children's mother found the two children stabbed in the bathtub on thursday. they died on the way to the hospital. the nanny had also stabbed herself several times. she is still alive, but investigators can't question her yet because of wounds to her neck. >> a super storm is poised to strike the mid-atlantic with strong winds, pounding rain and even snow. right now sandy is a tropical storm, bearing down on the carolinas with predictions of gale force winds and massive flooding and power outages over the mid-atlantic coast starting later today. mandatory evacuations have been ordered in some areas as millions of peop
. coming up, the election is now just nine days away. fine out what president obama and mitt romney are doing as they start the final push. also, police investigate a deadly shooting in contra costa county. and accused of killing two children in new york, where their nanny sought help right before >> new this morning in contra costa county, oakland police are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred just before 2:00 this morning. police responding to shots being fired. found a man who had been shot several times near the intersection of main street and hill avenue. he died at a local hospital. more details this morning about that nanny accused of killing two children in new york city. she has no criminal history but did recently seek psychiatric help. the children's mother found the two and six-year-old kids stabbed in the bathtub on thursday. they were fully clothed. they died on the way to the hospital. the nanny had also stabbed herself several times. she is still alive, but investigators can't question her yet because of wounds to her neck. >> two teenagers were injured when
following the final debate. president obama visited florida, governor romney visited nevada and colorado. we'll have more on what the candidates did today ahead at 4:30. >> now stock market, it was a dark day for the dow, certainly. it tumbled today after dupont and xerox missed their earnings. the nasdaq gave back 26 points to close below 3,000. s and p 500 lost 20 points. apple unveiled a smaller ipad called the mini. >> apple unveiled its new ipad mini, but they also unveiled more. the screen is almost two inches smaller and the resolution is the same. graphics, text, and photos will look the same. >> you can hold it in one hand. this just isn't a shrunken down ipad. it's a new design. >> the mini is $179 less than the original ipad. >> there are consumers that won't pay for a tablet. and this new pro duct allows them to get in a lot cheap year apple did redesign imac. it's thin and sports a dual storage option, a fusion drive and hard drive. the mini is the center piece for the holiday shopping season. >> orders will start on friday. >> after hours trading facebook stock up 11%. after th
are renarcably close with just 13 days to go now. our latest abc news/"washington post" numbers put mitt romney ahead of president obama by just one percentage point, 49%, 48%. you see it right there. it's actually even tighter than that, without rounding the numbers, they're separated only by .07 of a point. >>> and president obama is hitting the swing states, campaigning in ohio yesterday. after starting the day in florida following a final debate and today he kicks off a two-day, eight-state campaign blitz. day one will take him to iowa, colorado, california and nevada. before he spends tonight, back in the sunshine state. >>> meanwhile, his challenger, mitt romney is crisscrossing many of the very same battleground states. he went from the debate in florida to nevada, then on to colorado yesterday. today he is set to swing right back to nevada and then campaign in iowa. >> these numbers are dizzying, but obama's job approval rating is now 49% among likely voters, which is the lowest since september, late september. even when george w. went for re-election his number never dropped below 50%
, latest polls show that mr. romney has wiped out the president's lead among likely women voters mr. obama has picked up strength tying among male voters where he a lead going into this. >>> both covering a lot of ground over these next few days. >>> the race is very tight. >>> 6:19 mike with the forecast. >>> looks like it is going to be a little drier today. the embarcadero is a little wet from our roof cam towards the bay bridge towards oakland still a little orange hue around downtown san francisco, some of the buildings now more than yesterday have original, cool. color of the radar returns blue, lowest level which means mist and drizzle. over the last three hours radar returns most prevalent in the south bay you can see how sporadic they are at one point calm, the next thing you may need the wipers. wider picture best radar returns are handling around the south bay from the dumbarton down to gilroy over the last three hours entire picture up in the north bay showing a little drying trend. another way to see the drying trend visibilities improved tremendously everywhere except napa wh
while romney did the same in florida, but he took a brief break to stop by a football game between his staff and the press corps following him. the republican contender ignored repeated questions from reporters. >> how do you feel about tomorrow? are you ready for tomorrow? >> i'm ready for football. >> reporter: the debate will focus exclusively on foreign policy. an issue that's been put on the back burner this campaign season. the voters are concerned about the economy and domestic issues. at last week's town hall debate, the president and romney clashed over the administration's handling of the attack in libya. that attack killed four americans, including the u.s. ambassador. >> that the president the day after that happened flies to las vegas for a political fund-raiser. >> the suggestion that anybody in my team would play politics or mislead when we've lost four of our own, governor, is offensive. >> reporter: one topic that's sure to come up is iran and its nuclear ambitions. "the new york times" reported there is an agreement in principle for one-on-one talks between the u.s. a
in benghazi an act of terror.uáu/ >> reporter: president obama and mitt romney are expected to spar again over the attack on the u.s. consulate in libya. iran will be a hot topic after "the new york times" reported u.s. and iran agreed to one-on-one talks. the white house denied a meeting is set but added it is open to one-on-one talks. >> anything diplomatically now can help the president. >> reporter: iranians denied any talks are scheduled. as the president wrapped up prep at camp david his campaign released this new ad. >> president obama ended the iraq war of the mitt romney would have left 30,000 troops there. >> reporter: romney prepared in florida where he gave this advice during a football game. >> figure out which of their players is best and take 'em out early. >> reporter: the latest poll of likely voters shows the race is a dead heat 47%, with only two weeks until election day the stakes are higher than ever. >> this debate tonight so important. >> reporter: this debate setting will be different than any other presidential debate so far both candidates will be sitting with the mod
to san francisco for games six and seven if the series goes that far. >>> president obama and mitt romney are back on the campaign trail today in battleground states. the president will try to keep the momentum going after a strong performance in last night's third and final debate. katie marzullo is live in the newsroom. most gave this round to mr. obama. >> reporter: they did. polls give the win to the president over romney. cnn poll reporting 48-40%. last night in boca raton, florida it was all about foreign policy. president obama said the u.s. and its allies have i am bowsed crippling sanctions on iran. romney answered saying the united states should have done more. he said rest petedly, we are four years closer to a -- he said repeatedly we are four years closer to a nuclear iran. >> maybe it is smaller now than any time since 1917. >> the president: we also have fewer horse and bayonets because the nature of our military as changed. >> the two did find common ground. romney applauded the killing of bin laden. both said they oppose deck u.s. military involvement in the efforts to --
romney rallied the crowd with paul ryan in nevada. both candidates attacked one another for statements made in the debate. >> governor romney look you right in the eye, look me in the eye, try to pretend that he never said let detroit go bankrupt. >> he is reduced to defend characters on "sesame street" and word games of various kind and misfired attacks on one another. the truth is attacks on me are not an agenda. >> after the debate mitt romney's son, tag, took the opportunity to apologize to the president. tag told a radio station last week he wanted to jump out of his seat and take a swing at the president during an earlier debate. a romney spokesperson says tag was just joking. here is the latest poll from the abc news and the washington post. the candidates are separated by .07 of a percent. that's 91,000 people out of an estimated 140 million voters. >>> new at 11 obarnes and nobel say pin pads including in california have been hacked. the bookstore chain is urging people to take a close look at their bank statement. according to barnes and nobel they tampered with the key pads
they stripped him of seven tour de france titles. >> next, president obama has sharp words for mitt romney. what he used to describe his republican opponent. >> and lighting up your fireplace on wrong nights could cost you a bundle. >> a gift ?xús1@ú? >>> welcome back. coming up on 4:47. time to get ready for a whole lot of sunshine. warmer weather, check out the 50s mainly along the coast. low to mid-70s for the rest of us. if you are traveling around the country, it's still pretty cool especially as you look into the plains. 38 in denver. st. louis will be 30 degrees cooler. they had a high of 85 yesterday. up and down the eastern seaboard 60s and 70s. let's take a look what is going on. sandy is well offshore. not causing problems. we have snow around denver. i don't expect any delays here this morning. flight tracker at the bottom of abc7news.com. >> eric: it's 4:47. new this morning, apple is taking pre-orders for the ipad mini. they begin ordering the device at the stroke of midnight but they won't hit shelves until november 2. smaller tablet they are worried won't compete with the other
, thank you. >> now to your voice, your vote. president obama and republican challenger mitt romney square off in florida tonight. a new abc poll puts candidates in a dead heat. abc 7 news mark matthews joins us now with a preview. mark? >> tonight president obama and mitt romney square off on foreign policy this, is it. a final opportunity to make their case to a national audience. this is a showdown in the sunshine state. reegsent events turned focus overseas. tonight the president and mitt romney expected to spar over the handling of the attack in libya and of course iran. "new york times" reported this weekend the obama administration agreed to one on one talks with iran about its nuclear program. >> leaves you a very simple question to mitt romney. if there were a possibility for face-to-face negotiations one on one, would do you that? >> romney aids say it could be a tougher debate for their touchdown. it may not be the typical expectations game. polls show the president's campaign is out with a new ta ad. >> president obama entered the iraq war and brought 30,000 soldiers back from
trail until election day. today the president shooked hands and kissed babies in florida. mitt romney rallied the crowd with paul ryan in nevada. both candidates attacked one another for statements made in the debate. >> governor romney look you right in the eye, look me in the eye, try to pretend that he never said let detroit go bankrupt. >> he is reduced to defend characters on "sesame street" and word games of various kind and misfired attacks on one another. the truth is attacks on me are not an agenda. >> after the debate mitt romney's son, tag, took the opportunity to apologize to the president. tag told a radio station last week he wanted to jump out of his seat and take a swing at the president during an earlier debate. a romney spokesperson says tag was just joking. here is the latest poll from the abc news and the washington post. the candidates are separated by .07 of a percent. that's 91,000 people out of an estimated 140 million voters. >>> new at 11 obarnes and nobel say pin pads including in california have been hacked. the bookstore chain is urging people to take a cl
president has ever done. mitt romney creeps ahead from a poll. >> what have you done to address california economic collapse some. >> also here, dianne feinstein won't debate her, an east bay challenger pops up one one of her own. >> a question of death or life. voters go to the polls to decide whether to abolish >>> with just 12 days to go, mitt romney is moving up in polls. according to a survey, of likely voters out today, romney's support reached 50% for the first time to 47% for president obama. the margin is wider over who do you trust to handle the economy. this is the first time eempblg candidate held a clear lead. the polling indicates romney is gaining support among white men. >> today romney spent the day in ohio where polls show him running behind. no republican has ever won the white house without winning ohio. romney saying it's time for change in washington. >> our campaign is about big things. we happen to believe america faces big challenges. we recognize this is a year with a big choice and americans want to see big changes and i'm going to bring to it this country. >> mr
of 8500 people in new hampshire. he hit mitt romney on his record as massachusetts governor. president obama said romney targeted the middle class with unnecessary fees and taxes. the president also said it will be hard for romney to accomplish all of the last-minute promises he is making right now. >> in florida mitt romney says the president shrunk from the promises he made. romney says he won't do that and says his tenure of president would include more cooperation across at the isle. rom roll told the crowd now is not the time to demonize political opponented and wants to build bridges with the democrats. >> both president obama and mitt romney have cancelled campaign stops because of hurricane sandy. a stop in virginia will not happen because of the growing threat from sandy, and first lady michelle obama cancelled an appearance in new hampshire tuesday. president obama will head back to the white house from florida sunday night to begin monitoring storm conditions from washington. >>> the election day push is also happening here in california. all over the bay area, phone banks a
.n. to resolve the issues. in the meantime president obama and mitt romney are preparing for tomorrow's showdown in florida. here's abc news reporter karen traverse with the details. >>> with the presidential contenders getting ready for monday night's debate, the campaigning fell to their running mates. vice president biden stumped in florida. >> i don't blame that baby's surprise. that baby knows what's in store for him or her if romney wins. >> while they rallied supporters in ohio. >> we are going to put people back to work because in 7 days we are going to elect mitt romney the next president of the united states of america. >> the president and mitt romney are off the trail prepping for their third and final debate. >> this one i think matters because it's in effect the tiebreaker. >> the monday night showdown will focus on for yen policy which has taken a back seat to the economy and other domestic issues. but a contentious exchange over libya in the last debate suggested a potential for more fireworks. >> for yen policy doesn't always attract people's attention in campaigns but it is wha
with the u.n. to try to resolve the issue. in the meantime president obama and mitt romney are preparing for tomorrow's showdown in florida. here's abc news reporter karen traverse with the details. >>> with the presidential contenders getting ready for monday night's debate, the campaigning fell to their runningmates. vice president biden stumped in florida. >> i don't blame that baby's surprise. that baby knows what's in store for him or her if romney wins. >> while they rallied supporters in ohio. >> we are going to put people back to work because in 7 days -- 17 days we are going to elect mitt romney the next president of the united states of america. >> the president and mitt romney are off the trail prepping for their third and final debate. >> this one i think matters because it's in effect the tiebreaker. >> the monday night showdown will focus on foreign policy which has taken a back seat to the economy and other domestic issues. but a contentious exchange over libya in the last debate suggested a potential for more fireworks. >> for yen policy doesn't always attract people's at
the pace on the campaign trail. president obama and mitt romney will spend nearly 24 hours stumping today. romney's party has damage control after a republican senate candidate makes controversial remarks. katie marzullo is in the newsroom. this is like deja vu all over again. >> reporter: it is, this happened recently on the topic of abortion. the candidates' scheduled would make your head spin. but the camp has -- the romney cam has hit a bump in the road because of what someone else said. indiana republican senate candidate richard murdoch opposed to abortion said in a debate last night that even in the case of rape a baby is god's intention. the comment has outraged pro-choice, romney released a statement saying he does not share murdoch's view point many romney coming off big rally in colorado. president obama released 20-page booklet outlining his agenda for the next four years. >> the president: i've laid out a plan for jobs and middle class security. unlike mitt romney, i'm actually proud to talk about what is in it. >> no question in my mind if the president were to be reelected
for the white house. democrats linking mitt romney to this senate candidate who made controversial comments about abortion overnight. >>> and is an october surprise for each candidate about to be revealed this morning? >>> meet the home alone girl. the brave 10-year-old terrified and hiding in her kitchen. >> i'm at my house. my mom's at the grocery store. and someone got into my house. >> her unbelievable 911 call. how she made a break for it and foiled the home invasion just in time. ♪ mommy's all right ♪ daddy's all right >>> and parents striking back. check out what this mom and dad did this time to get back at their daughter for behaving badly. secretly posting their silly snapshot on her facebook page. is this kid-shaming gone too far? >>> we can do a lot better than that to embarrass our kids. >> oh, yeah. >> good morning, america. hello to robin at home. you know, she's recovering from her bone marrow transplant. great to have amy robach here. and a lot of eyes this morning on wall street. stocks took a big hit on tuesday. over the last three days, the market lost about $500 mil
mitt romney is in ohio, joining up with his running mate's paul ryan's bus tour. yesterday romney campaigned in 1/2 telling supporters the president has retreated from promises he made during his first campaign. romney says he won't do that. he also said his tenure as president will include more cooperation across the isle. romney told the crowd now is not the time to demonize political opponents. he says he wants to build bridges with democrats. >>> president obama and vice president joe biden are off the campaign trail today. yesterday the president rallied the crowd of 8500 people in new hampshire. he hit mitt romney on his record as massachusetts's governor. president obama saying that romney targeted the middle class with unnecessary fees and taxes. the president also said it will be hard for romney to accomplish all of the last-minute promises he is making right now. >>> both the president and romney have cancelled campaign stops because of hurricane sandy. the romney campaign says a scheduled stop in the swing state of virginia will not happen today because of the growing t
but fresh controversy about what the president said about mitt romney. and the first lady making a stop on late night. >>> family horror. parents in a posh new york neighborhood facing the unthinkable. their children killed. police say the nanny did it. >>> and unfamiliar territory. giants with the edge as the world series now shifts to the motor city. >>> good friday morning, everyone. we begin with the storm watch and a growing death toll from that powerful hurricane. >> at least 21 people have died. most of the victims were in cuba, including a 4-month-old baby, who was crushed when his house collapsed. >> right now, sandy is pounding the bahamas with heavy wind and rain. the east coast of florida is already feeling the effects, as ross palumbo of our miami station shows us. >> reporter: crashing waves, whipping wind and near-whiteout conditions. all of it washing over ft. lauderdale beach. flooding some tourists with fear. >> this is crazy. this is nuts. there's sand in the street right now. >> reporter: with severe surf conditions, not only at sea, but along the sidewalks. a
important, how does mitt romney respond? on the one hand, he would want to appear open to doing anything to prevent a war over iran's nuclear program. on the other hand, israel is through their ambassador has already signaled they're not open to these direct talks right now and mitt romney all through this campaign has tried to align himself very closely with the government of israel. >> these debates this year have been huge. as you know, i mean, we've had tens of millions watching and the first one especially affected the dynamic in the race. do we expect the third one to be given as impactful? >> hard to imagine it would have much impact as the first debate. which changed the dynamic of the race. there are fewer voters that play right now. >> because of early voting. >> exactly right, and the subject is foreign policy, which voters tend to not care about as much in their voting. on the other hand, this race is so close right now that everything matters. everything can turn this -- can turn this race, and finally this is the last chance that both men have to speak to this many voters s
underway for the third and final presidential debate tonight between president obama and mitt romney. new poll reveals where the race stands. >>> good morning, 6:00 you were showing that blue canyon shot snow coming down the sierra right now there are chain requirements, first storm of the season right now. >>> let's check in with mike. >>> winter storm warning there above 5500 feet, 6 to 12 feet in the higher elevations. be careful if you are heading that way. sue will talk more about what to expect. heaviest rain north bay yellows and oranges starting to slide south as cold front starting to push northwest corner of sonoma county going to steer this entire system down to the south while the storms will keep moving southwest to northeast at 30 to 40 miles per hour. expect waves of showers through the morning commute, even into the south bay, going to get down there over the next hour, hour and a half. the rain will turn to more showers in nature that means it won't be as steady and maybe see a little sunshine. the steadier, heavier rain for the morning commute, scattered showers for the
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